I'm only in my 4th week of nursing school. We have had 7 skills lab sessions in which we watched the instructors demonstrate at least a dozen different skills (NG tube insertion, dressing changes, Foley cath insertion, etc). Unfortunately, the students have not had any opportunity to perform these skills ourselves. I'm going to be assigned my first patient tomorrow and don't have a clue what I'm doing.
When I went through CNA training, we practiced each procedure over again until we could perform them in our sleep before we had any patients. Is this how all of the nursing programs are structured? Although my test scores are very good, I'm seriously considering whether I should complete the entire semester over again at another college. I'd appreciate any advice.